This beautifully illustrated work is an invaluable reference which includes entries on more than 300 families of flowering plants, from Acanthaceae to Zygophyllaceae. Entries on each family consist of concise and readable accounts of the distribution, diagnostic features, classification, and economic uses of its members. More than 200 family entries are illustrated in full color, as are the comprehensive glossary and the informative introduction to the forms, structure, ecology, uses, and classification of flowering plants. Originally published in 1978, this new edition has been updated and corrected by Professor Heywood--one of the world's top authorities-- and is arranged taxonomically. The book serves as a classic reference that will be valued by naturalists, horticulturists, botanists, and everyone who enjoys the colorful elegance of plants.
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V. H. Heywood, Chief Scientist, Plant Conservation (retired), World Conservation Union.Review:
"Approximately 200 of the families are represented by exquisite, detailed, color illustrations that make the book well worth a place on a cocktail table. . . . suitable for any botany library, amateur or professional, personal or institutional." --C.T. Mason, Jr. (University of Arizona), Choice
"I was very happy to find this wonderful reference back in print. It is certain to excite another generation of plant lovers about the diversity of flowering plants." --Brittonia
"The exciting image of plants that this book presents could encourage students interested in plants to pursue careers in horticulture or other plant sciences. It is a fine addition to any horticultural library, and a book that anyone could turn to for the pleasure and enjoyment of learning more about flowering plants from around the world." --HortScience
"A quick, readable reference. . .Visually captivating. . . Detailed distribution maps vividly show global locations of all the plants."--American Herb Association Quarterly
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110195210379
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0195210379
Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Updated. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0195210379